National Tutoring Programme: summary

Find out your requirements for using the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). Understand how the funding is allocated, what you can spend it on, and how to maximise its impact on pupils' learning.

updated on 5 June 2023
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  1. What is the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)?
  2. How the funding is allocated
  3. How you can spend it
  4. When you’ll receive it 
  5. Report your costs, even if you don't use the grant
  6. How to maximise the impact of tutoring sessions
  7. 2023/24 is the final year of the NTP

This article summarises the DfE’s guidance on the National Tutoring Programme for 2023/24.

What is the National Tutoring Programme (NTP)?

It's a grant that schools can spend on targeted academic support to help narrow the attainment gap.

You’re expected to prioritise disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils, but you have the flexibility to decide which pupils need the most support. See more about how to prioritise pupils below. 

See a full list of eligible school types Primary, secondary and all through local authority LA-maintained schools, academies and free schools LA-maintained special schools  Special academies and free schools  Special schools not maintained by a local authority (LA) Independent special schools, where the placement is funded by the LA Pupil referral units (PRUs)  Alternative provision (AP) academies and free schools  LA-maintained hospital schools and academies Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) units within mainstream